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Legal Rx: Suicide and hastening death are different--death with dignity should be seen as just that.
Professor Steve Field, chairman of the Royal College of General Practitioners, said there was no excuse for hastening patients' deaths.
By not hastening the process, we will gain a little time in which we can prepare for the natural consequences of global warming, such as desertification, rising sea levels and great movements of displaced people.
I think the Internet is hastening China along the same path that South Korea, Chile, and Taiwan pioneered: In each place, a booming economy nurtured a middle class, leading to better schools, more international contact, and a growing squeamishness about torturing dissidents.
I commend the Vatican for hastening the resignation of Fr.
But there are resources for people who seek help in hastening their own death in a gentle, quick, and certain way--despite the fanatics and the obstacles.
Doctors appear willing to use intensive measures to lessen otherwise untreatable pain and severe symptoms in dying patients even if the treatment, at least in theory, risks hastening the dying process, according to a pair of studies on end-of-life care from Yale University, New Haven, Conn.
Since the outset of the PCI Express initiative, our aim was to deliver a top-to-bottom family of PCI Express graphics cards to our OEM customers, hastening the PCI Express transition," said Rick Bergman, Senior Vice President Marketing and General Manager, Desktop, ATI Technologies.
Despite perceptions that consideration of hastening death is uncommon among people at the end of life, this may not be the case.
The March 15th New York Times reported that O'Neill criticized President Bush's decision to impose tariffs on imported steel in "off-the-record comments after a dinner speech at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York Among the more than 200 people attending were "members of the staff of The New York Times who are also members of the Council on Foreign Relations," noted the report, hastening to add: "But this article is based on information obtained independently.
A federal lawsuit was filed on behalf of the children of the slain bank robber alleging Matasareanu was denied medical treatment, hastening his death.
In this respect, patient empowerment encompasses both pain control and the hastening of inevitable death.